FT: Uganda 2-1 Ethiopia: Win over Ethiopia put our hands on the Trophy-Says Fridah Bulega-PHOTOSPosted By: Saddam MIHIGO - On:22/07/2018
In an official after match press conference, Fridah Bulega hails Uganda Crested Cranes players and respected Ethiopians football style and final he believed the trophy of this edition.
“The game was too intense. First I respect Ethiopians because they are good in technics, speed in the game as well as put my team on pressure and tension. But, what I can say it was my day. Last time when we were in CECAFA 2016 they gave me 4-1 for the third place tie and in this game the scored first, but I think it was my day”. Said Fridah Bulega
To Fridah Bulega, the Uganda Crested Cranes head coach, The second consecutive win is the sign of crowning the trophy on the side of his her team.
“After the win, Iam happy as a coach, the team is happy but this not the end. We are still fighting. But, this give us an option of touching the trophy. From now, our hands are on the trophy. We need to be with two hands to left the trophy”. Fridah Bulega
On their Opening , Uganda Crested Cranes beat Kenya in a 1-0 tie. Thanks the goal from Lilian Mtuuzo (7mins) one of the youngest striker in the Tournament.
Ware Turkan the Ethiopian’s National Team captain scored the opening goals on the 30th minute before the equalizing goal from defender Aluka Grace via a free-kick taken on 68th minute of the game. Nakayenze Yudaya scored a winning goal of Uganda on the 75th minute.
Ahead the the statistics of the second game, Mutuuzo didn’t got a big chance to score but she disturbed the defensive are of Ethiopia in the clash. On the side of Fridah as a head Coach, he hails the youngster.
“Mtuuzo Lilian, she did play bad. The difference is that the style of her play is same to the Ethiopians. But, just because they are experienced. And I am building a new team, I have a young team and Mtuuzo she is too young striker as it is her first time in national team”. Bulega talking to media.
Lilian Mtuuzo (On the ball) she scored the first goal of the tournament
Fridah Bulega celebrating the win with her players
Fridah Bulega speaking to media at 90 min
Fridah showing the players the remaining five minutes to play to full time
Coach Fridah Bulega giving instructions to Uganda Crested Cranes
Uganda Crested Cranes first XI who faced Ethiopians on Saturday
Ethiopia XI who faced Uganda Crested Cranes
Ethiopians Celebrating their opening goal on 30th minute
Hiwot Dengiso Buwoli (11) pushing the ball forward at the same being disturbed by Akir Tracy (C,8) in partnership with Namuleme Zainah (10) from Uganda
Ethiopian defender Meselu Abera Tesfamariam (3) battling against Uganda Crested Cranes forward Nalukenge Juliet(9)
Both Uganda and Ethiopia are under women as their head coaches
PHOTOS: Saddam MIHIGO (Inyarwanda.com)